Corporate Social Responsibility
At Stonewood, we are firm believers in supporting our local community and with several offices now open around the South West, we aim to do our bit to help others around us.
C H A R I T I E S
Our chosen charities for 2023-2024
Selected by our employees
Our local charity, FearFree, is the leading charity working to break the cycle of domestic abuse and stalking across the Southwest. Its services expand Wiltshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, and Bristol.
“As a charity, we support over 14,000 adults and children every year to not only keep them safe but help them to rebuild their lives free from fear and abuse. Our support is tailored to the person’s needs and experiences, and we help them right from crisis intervention, through to specialised recovery programmes.
We know abuse has no bounds and all of our services are completely free of charge and open to all genders, sexualities, backgrounds and beliefs.
At FearFree, we recognise that supporting a victim and their family is just part of the solution. To really break the cycle, we must address the cause and work to prevent abuse. To do this, we run successful perpetrator programmes that enables people to recognise and address their abusive behaviour to stop it from happening again as well as programmes that seek to raise awareness of the signs of abuse within schools, colleges, businesses and organisations.
We change lives, provide hope for the future, and give people the opportunity and skills to flourish in their future relationships. Not just for the short term, not just until the next time. But permanently.”
LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY
Our regional charity, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.
A crucial element of the charity’s strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.
The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which provides a range of free and confidential support, which is complemented by their free Self Support App. Their free text HARDHAT to 85258 service provides yet another route to support, along with their Lighthouse Beacons who offer a safe space for people to share concerns.
They also offer a variety of free construction focussed training programmes ranging from hour long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider courses.
Their latest campaign; Help Inside the Hard Hat aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in the construction industry and you can join the campaign for better mental health by downloading free resources and site hoardings artwork from their website.
Harry is one of Britain’s leading event riders. He represented Great Britain as part of the silver medal winning team at the 2014 World Championships in Normandy having finished 3rd at Badminton in the same year and has been long-listed for the 2018 World Games. He has completed Badminton ten times, and is still the youngest rider to have received a much sought after Armarda dish, awarded for five Badminton completions.
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Laurie Canter, Stonewood have been following Laurie’s progress for many years. Still only 30, we are convinced his ability and dedication will be rewarded on the global stage.
We’re excited to be supporting local sporting talent and we look forward to following Laurie on the European Tour and also closer to home!
Laurie will resume his 2020 season on the European Tour with a busier-than-ever playing schedule. The Tour will restart with a “UK Swing” of 6 events, beginning with the British Masters at Close House Hotel & Golf Resort hosted by Lee Westwood, and will be followed by a 3-week “Iberian Swing” across Spain and Portugal. The 2020 season will culminate in December at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, which he hopes to qualify for, after which he will immediately begin the 2021 season; his fifth playing on the European Tour.
Group COO, Ben Lang says “As huge golf followers, working with Laurie feels like a natural partnership. With a huge amount of sporting talent, Laurie looks to make big moves in the 2021 season which we can’t wait to follow. We also worked alongside Laurie for Brain Tumour Research’s #golfchipchallenge, which several of the Stonewood team took part in at home during lockdown.”
S P O N S O R S H I P
Local teams and events that we sponsor
CHIPPENHAM RUGBY CLUB
Our local rugby club, Chippenham RFC just 5 miles from our head office in Castle Combe.
Chippenham RFC have a number of teams including Seniors, Juniors and Ladies.
Local village festival in Biddestone which raises funds for local communities.
Biddstock 2019 raised funds for St Nicholas’ School in Chippenham.
Biddstock will return Summer 2022.
BIDDESTONE CRICKET CLUB
Our local cricket club and where we started!